So my friend and i were talking about cap and the part were he speaks french with batroc. Where and why did he learn french because there is surely a lot of stuff in his little list of things to do but is it a SHIELD thing or does he just… Know french?
I don’t have any canon knowledge to back this up, but I’m going to guess he either learned it while in the army, (I can’t remember if any of the Howling Commandos had a french background.) or more likely he learned from Natasha. (Who speaks like 6 languages.)
Dernier (one of the Howling Commandos) was French.
That’s right, and if I recall correctly, Steve didn’t know French when they met, but another of the Commandos knew both languages, and had to translate for the two. I guess if you serve in a unit with someone, you make sure to pick up each other’s languages pretty quick.
I like to keep my blogs compartmentalized but then sometimes I reblog something to here that I meant to blog to Darcy and then I’m like “oops that was really popular here maybe I should blog more like her” and then I’m like “naaah”
To the average user of Allspeak, it provides a flat translation - it maps the words onto the hearer’s worldview, and if the meaning isn’t translatable to that worldview, they simply hear an unfamiliar word.
To a true student of magic, of Allspeak and the related mechanics of surface telepathy, someone who understands what Allspeak actually is, it’s a whole different experience.
More in the Measured Words ‘verse, this time centered on Loki.
Dude Pararescue has legit one of the most dangerous jobs in the military. It’s hard to qualify, the training is intense as hell, and it’s the gig most likely to land you in a pine box. It is not for the faint of heart.
Kenny and I both leaned back when he said that (two tours with pararescue) in the movie and whispered, “holy shit how are you alive.” Dude’s a badass.
“In the end, Captain America does not make the heroic sacrifice, thus further proving that Black Widow can handle the emotional weight of being a lead character. As if anyone could really forget the most quoted line in “The Avengers” — “I’ve got red in my ledger; I’d like to wipe it out” — it helps to have that line fresh in your mind when deconstructing what Widow does in the final act of what’s billed as a Captain America movie. Black Widow doesn’t wipe out the red in her ledger. No, she blasts her ledger out to the world, like it was the grisliest email forward of all time. We know from her heart to heart with Hawkeye that the shame she feels about what she’s done is real, and she hesitates when she realizes that taking down the bad guys means revealing her secrets. But she does it anyway, because she’s not just a spy anymore; she’s a super hero, and she makes a super hero’s sacrifice.”—"CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER" PROVES BLACK WIDOW’S READY TO GO SOLO (via giidas)
I relate to a lot of perspectives with regards to Loki’s character, from people who see him as misunderstood and justifiable to people who insist that his actions were just plain wrong and he knew it and chose to do them anyway.
The thing that bothers me most is when people who say the latter act like it’s a reason to end the discussion and to stop examining why he chose to do the things he did and what changes in his life could have led to better outcomes.
“What if these two [Steve and Natasha] are smart enough to know that it would never work out between them? It really plays out as more of a work-wife/work-husband relationship. And yeah, of course there’s sexual tension between them, but I think she’s more interested in pulling him into the modern world and try to help him find that identity he was looking for.”—the Russos re: Steve and Nat in Cap 2 [x] (via philcoulson)